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The Resource A necessary spectacle : Billie Jean King, Bobby Riggs, and the tennis match that leveled the game, Selena Roberts

A necessary spectacle : Billie Jean King, Bobby Riggs, and the tennis match that leveled the game, Selena Roberts

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A necessary spectacle : Billie Jean King, Bobby Riggs, and the tennis match that leveled the game
Title
A necessary spectacle
Title remainder
Billie Jean King, Bobby Riggs, and the tennis match that leveled the game
Statement of responsibility
Selena Roberts
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
1973. The Battle of the Sexes--the match that changed everything. Billie Jean King didn't want to play Bobby Riggs. He baited and begged her for months while she ignored his catcalls and challenges. But after Margaret Court's ignominious defeat, Billie knew what she had to do despite the risks: take on the self-proclaimed male chauvinist pig and slay the myths about women and weakness. In this book by New York Times sports columnist Selena Roberts, the whole spectacle returns, reaching beyond two outsize personalities who emerged during a simmering social revolution that pitted chauvinists against feminists. It also chronicles the complex, longtime marriage of Billie Jean and Larry King; the cavalcade of issues that rocked the 1970s, from equal pay to abortion rights; and a wrenching coming-out story recounted in intimate detail by Billie Jean King for the first time.--From publisher description
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Roberts, Selena
Dewey number
  • 796.342/092/2
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
GV994.A1
LC item number
R63 2005
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • King, Billie Jean
  • Riggs, Bobby
  • Tennis players
  • Tennis
  • Sports
Label
A necessary spectacle : Billie Jean King, Bobby Riggs, and the tennis match that leveled the game, Selena Roberts
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 253-258) and index
Contents
The Mother's Day massacre -- Ladies' man -- Tele-visionary -- Step right up -- Blue suede shoes -- A perfect match -- Hiding in public -- Towering threat -- End of an image -- Equal assets -- "There's no pain" -- Last call
Control code
ocm58478586
Dimensions
25cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
272 p.
Isbn
9781400051465
Lccn
2005006408
Other control number
9781400051465 (hardcover)
Label
A necessary spectacle : Billie Jean King, Bobby Riggs, and the tennis match that leveled the game, Selena Roberts
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 253-258) and index
Contents
The Mother's Day massacre -- Ladies' man -- Tele-visionary -- Step right up -- Blue suede shoes -- A perfect match -- Hiding in public -- Towering threat -- End of an image -- Equal assets -- "There's no pain" -- Last call
Control code
ocm58478586
Dimensions
25cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
272 p.
Isbn
9781400051465
Lccn
2005006408
Other control number
9781400051465 (hardcover)

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